Banned in Bisbee
American Theatre of Actors, Manhattan
By Andrew Andrews
An old song says that “life could be a dream, if only all my precious plans would come true.”
But is a “dream life” really desirable? Think of all the crazy stuff that happens in dreams!
Dreams are unnerving.
Dreams are inconsistent.
And dreams are incoherent.
Nonetheless, Dr. Irving A. Greenfield takes us there in Banned in Brisbee, now playing at the American Theatre of Actors’ Sargent Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen.
With a broad cast of perfect caricatures straight out of the
Why, you ask? Because years prior, said mayor banned the Depth Force series and a slew of other novels as indecent… and Boxer wants vengeance.
With scenes in the Wholemouth’s bedroom bookmarking the action in a dive bar tended by
Meredith Rust, Aaron Vargas, Joshua Patriarco and Robert Uller round out the cast, with the latter delivering an especially comical role as the small-minded sheriff of a small-minded town.
Despite its dream-like state, the story is remarkably easy to follow and equally entertaining.
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Andrew Andrews attended Banned in Bisbee at American Theatre of Actors in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 8:00pm to write this review.
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